Chris Beland is a singer/songwriter who has recently returned to the Central Coast after eight years in Bend, Oregon. His performances in the Pacific North West included the Sisters Folk Festival and the Bend Roots Festival. Since his return to California, he has become a sought-after local talent at the finest vineyards including Edna Valley, Sextant, and Chamisal. In 2014 he joined the line-up for the Central Coast’s Roll Out the Barrels Festival, and he was awarded “runner-up” for Santa Barbara County’s Best Local Musician. His music nods stylistically to folk gods Paul Simon and Bob Dylan as well as contemporary artists Vance Joy and Josh Ritter.